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Erskine trustees plan for future leadership transition

Posted on August 25, 2016 by

The Erskine Board of Trustees today adopted a motion proposed by Chairman Ron Vigus to establish a presidential search committee that will begin the process of seeking a successor to Dr. Paul Kooistra. Kooistra, who began his tenure in August 2014, will continue serving as president until the transition is complete. The process may take […]

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Class of 2020 women ‘Sign the Book’

Posted on August 23, 2016 by

Incoming freshman women participated in the 93rd annual Signing of the Book ceremony August 20 as they gathered in the Bowie Arts Center, recited the school’s honor pledge, and added their signatures to those of generations of Erskine women. This year’s speaker for the event, Mary Parkinson Connor ’82, wife of former Erskine Board of […]

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Class of 2020 comes to campus

Posted on August 19, 2016 by

Erskine College welcomed some 246 new students to campus this week with professors, staff members, and upperclassmen assisting freshmen and transfer students as they moved into residence halls. Students new to Erskine College this year represent 17 states—Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, […]

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Erskine hosts Emory professors

Posted on June 13, 2016 by

Two professors from Emory University visited the Erskine campus during the spring semester at the invitation of Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Anna Blenda, who spent her recent sabbatical doing research in an Emory laboratory. Both professors were well received and hope to come back to the Due West campus. Dr. Sean Stowell, an assistant […]

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Erskine trustees close out 2015-16

Posted on June 7, 2016 by

The Erskine College and Theological Seminary Board of Trustees gathered for their final meeting of the 2015-16 fiscal and academic year Friday, May 27. The board began the day with a prayer meeting and committee meetings followed by a training session which included a presentation by David Cathcart ’71 of Merrill Lynch and Chip Smith […]

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Graduates honored at Erskine College and Seminary

Posted on May 24, 2016 by

Erskine College and Theological Seminary celebrated the completion of the 2015-16 academic year with a joint commencement ceremony Saturday honoring college and seminary graduates. Erskine President Dr. Paul Kooistra welcomed family members and guests gathered under the towers of the Erskine Building, and Chairman Ron Vigus brought greetings from the Erskine Board of Trustees. Dr. […]

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Frierson honored at Gospel Choir concert

Posted on May 13, 2016 by

The Erskine Gospel Choir presented its spring concert Sunday, May 8 in Bowie Chapel on the Erskine campus. Tobe Frierson, founder and director of the choir and a member of the Erskine College Class of 2002, made her final appearance as director and was honored by choir members with flowers and a framed photo inscribed […]

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Music department concert features guest artists Emerald Road

Posted on May 6, 2016 by

This Friday, Erskine’s Sinfonia presents guest artists EMERALD ROAD, a Celtic folk ensemble from Upstate South Carolina, followed by the Jazz Band. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Hall Free    

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Erskine students mark Independent College and University Day

Posted on May 3, 2016 by

In celebration of Independent College and University Day, six Erskine students—Logan Franks, Austin Hough, Crawford Krebs, Meg Randall, Walker Riley, and Amanda Stevenson—joined students from South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) member schools April 13 at the State House in Columbia to express gratitude for the funding and support of tuition grants. The Erskine […]

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